Doodle Bugs

Online registration is now open for the 2022-23 season of Doodle Bugs!

The Virginia Museum of Natural History offers children ages 3-5 the opportunity to experience science first-hand with its annual Doodle Bugs! program. The hour-long programs include imaginative stories, fun activities, games and crafts that spark creativity and curiosity. They are the perfect opportunity for adults and grandparents to learn and have fun with their children! Programs are held at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Doodle Bugs! is also available to daycare providers! A museum educator will visit your daycare to provide the Doodle Bugs! program on a day that suits your needs. Of course, the museum offers the opportunities for daycares to bring their children to VMNH to participate in the program, too!

2022-23 Doodle Bugs! Schedule

Pre-registration is required one week prior to each program. A minimal $7/child is required. A program may be canceled, if the minimum is not met. For more information, please contact us via email or at 276-634-4187.

September 14, 2022
Whose Dino Bone Is That?

October 12, 2022
Animal Super Powers

November 9, 2022
My Awesome Senses

December 14, 2022
Little Builders

January 11, 2023
Let’s Move It, Move It

February 8, 2023
Deep Blue Sea

March 8, 2023
Into the Lab We Go!

April 12, 2023
Bugs, Bugs, Everywhere

May 10, 2023
What’s In Your Garden?

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Please Visit Us Soon


Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

My kids loved it. Drove an hour to it and worth it.

David H.

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